Biden’s Debate Performance Shows U.S. Supreme Court and Second Amendment on the Ballot in 2020

Biden’s Debate Performance Shows U.S. Supreme Court and Second Amendment on the Ballot in 2020

Since the death of Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in mid-September, the more vociferous elements of the radical left have called for a total transformation of the high court should the Democratic Party capture the presidency and the U.S. Senate in November. These extreme voices have called for an end to the Senate filibuster in order to enable a purely partisan court-packing scheme that would secure a left-wing majority on the Supreme Court. The strategy amounts to a tacit admission of what many have long suspected – that the plan’s proponents view the federal judiciary as another legislative branch of government that is key to ratifying unconstitutional measures, rather than an independent body tasked with acting as the arbiter and defender of the U.S. Constitution. When given the chance to reject this fanatical plan, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has demurred. Consider the following exchange between moderator Chris Wallace and the former vice president during the September 29 presidential debate: Wallace: One final question for you, Mr. Vice President, if Senate Republicans — we were originally talking about the Supreme Court here — if Senate Republicans, go ahead and confirm justice Barrett, there has been talk about ending the filibuster, or even packing the court, adding to the nine justices there. You call this a distraction by the president, but in fact it wasn’t brought up by the President, it was brought up by some of your Democratic colleagues in Congress. So my question to you […]

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